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This is just one of several initiatives Slide is researching and implementing to enhance customer service and be environmentally conscious. “We continue to invest in R&D to meet or exceed EPA standards.”
Due to political pressure and the desire to continue seeing gains in air quality, CARB has started to
its focus to include “industrial products” commonly used in manufacturing.
There is a two-pronged solution to maximizing part quality while at the same maximizing the performance
pins. One lubricant for the back 80% of the pin. One lubricant for the forward 20% of the pin.
Savvy molders understand the cost of purging includes machine downtime. Think how much cost is involved
shutting down and purging for 30 minutes or more.
Aerosol products and clean rooms don’t mix. You need smarter, effective solutions that won’t
contaminate, but still maximize your productivity.
Do you have hot runner manifolds with gates that are less than .30? Are you mold nasty, gassy resins
clog vents and refuse to get cleared from the barrel? Pick the purge that maximizes your uptime...
Hydrochloric and hydrobromic acids can lead to pitting, oxidation, and other problems with a mold, die
other metal machinery in the vicinity.
Are upstream molding procedures causing downstream QC headaches? It could be residual silicone on the
preventing proper adhesion...
You are done molding, and it is time to get the mold out of the machine and to the shop. This is one of
most vulnerable times...
There are a few levels of mirror finish on injection molds. The finest, and most labor-intensive finish
achieve looks as crisp and flawless as...
Silicone-based mold releases have been a staple in the molding industry for over 60 years. Sticky parts
the status quo during the infancy of the molding industry...
A molder using lots of different colors spent 45-60 minutes purging to eliminate streaks and specks when
needed to start molding white. Here’s how he pared down purging time to just minutes....
The IML (injection mold layout) sheet is a critical element of the information chain. In sequential
it documents mold, part, and other performance issues that may arise during a typical production run....
Your aerosol hasn’t changed. The formulation is still the same. But what before was determined to
non-flammable might now be called “flammable” due to the new government math...
Is your mold out of service for more than 6 months? There are smart steps to take to ensure it is ready
mold when you are....
Forget FDA-approved...What you need now is NSF. NSF certifications have now replaced FDA. If you create
packaging or other products that required a designation allowing their use on or near your products,
now need to look for the right NSF designation...
The deadline to have updated SDS and labeling is here. You should now start seeing all new labels for
aerosol products and begin gathering the latest SDS files. The deadline is approaching and you need to
Best practices for mold cleaning. Bag the rag and other smart procedures for proper care and cleaning of
OSHA compliance is something that is expected from everyone every day. Will you and your workplace be
when the inspector comes to your door?
The ultimate goal of every molding company is to produce quality parts on time.
How to save thousands per machine each year by resolving the disconnect between purchasing and the
You must have new safety data sheets and products with correct labeling. Employee training was to be
completed by December 1, 2013. What do you do now?
Imagine cutting purging costs by $79,000 or more per year, simply by changing to a different process.
how much a major Midwestern molder, which manufactures closures at high speeds, found they could save
switching to KLENZ purging compoundfrom Slide Products.
As most mold maintenance audits reveal, unscheduled mold downtime is most often due to an internal or
external water leak.
If you cleaned the mold and there's still resin residue, it's time to try a different cleaning
Here are some simple steps to help you choose and use the right mold cleaner for the right job.
Completely removing the old and unwanted resin from the screw and barrel assembly means greater quality
control. Doing it quickly means you are back online faster and molding more.
Problems such as bleed out (onto the tool surface) can cause defective plastic parts. Thermal and
breakdown can cause galling, seizing, and pitting. All these issues can be resolved if a good lubricant
along with the right procedure is utilized.
Are you one of the many smart manufacturers striving to reduce their vendor base? Looking to include
those partners truly offering value-added solutions? One place to look is your local Slide Products distributor.
The fastest way for a molder to go broke is to use improper methods to prevent his mold or tooling from
There are two general methods of packaging any chemical formulation: aerosol and bulk (liquid). While
the product works may be similar, the methods of delivery offer different advantages.
Heating results in the outgassing of hydrochloric and hydrobromic acids. These acids cause varying
discomfort for operators and can lead to pitting, oxidation, and other problems with a mold, die or
metal machinery in the vicinity.
There's a routine you can change to help squeeze more production time out of your mold. Change your rust preventive.
Cleaning molds is a key part of running a successful injection molding operation. There are two
when mold cleaning is required: (1) offline when the mold is on the bench and is cold [room
and (2) online when the mold is warm and still in the press.
Question: When does an aerosol product offer you and your company benefits beyond the ordinary?
Introducing a simple, labor-reducing, hands-free spraying system that minimizes downtime, reduces
manufacturing costs, boosts productivity and controls consumption of processing chemicals
A study done in 2002 by CC Technologies Labs, Inc. showed U.S. Industry spent $276 billion a year in
related to, or caused from, corrosion. In the plastic's industry, these costs are not limited to mold
damage and repair.
A maker of twist-off bottle caps spent 16-24 hours purging to accomplish a color change. Requiring
purges with a witch's brew of several different types of material, equipment was shut down for 2-3 shifts.
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